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Offline Sunlover

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Re: Really scared naegleria fowleri help
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 06:54:54 PM »
Have you ever been swimming and water went up your nose to where it BURNED and hurt?  That's how it would have to go up.  And even THEN you wouldn't get anything - maybe if swimming in a filthy lake.
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Re: Really scared naegleria fowleri help
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 07:01:01 PM »
I still have no idea what the heck is that thing but I am in temptation to break my no Googling rule just to satisfy my curiousity  ;D
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Re: Really scared naegleria fowleri help
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2014, 07:29:32 PM »
Thanks guys


Don't google please honestly it ruined my life
I can't take a shower without worrying about this it's the scariest thing ever don't google it, it will ruin you
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Re: Really scared naegleria fowleri help
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 07:31:37 PM »
My dad told me mountain spring water may just be tap water in a bottle
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Re: Really scared naegleria fowleri help
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 08:05:58 PM »
My dad told me mountain spring water may just be tap water in a bottle
Even if that was the case, most tap water is municipally filtered. Certainly bottled water, if it was out of a tap, would be filtered. The last thing a company wants on its hands is a lawsuit.

I had this exact fear in August of last year. I was in Collingwood, ON, on vacation, and I got a severe amount of water up my nose from a fairly unclean public swimming pool. The next ten days were hell for me, and I kept counting down my life like it was about to end. I was obviously fine since here I am talking to you, but I guess the lesson is, even in clearly unsanitary cases like a lake or an unclean or under-chlorinated pool, how many people swim each year?

Millions in the States and Canada alone.

And there are 0-8 cases per year. If I remember the statistics, 8 cases happened only once. Usually it's no more than 4 cases. Among those cases, there is usually some degree of negligence. Swimming in a freshwater lake that is dirty, or using well water in a neti-pot without boiling the water for ten minutes first. Even among those dirty lakes, millions swim and, like 4, actually get N. Fowleri.

You literally have a better chance of getting hit by a bus if you were to walk outside right now and cross the street. There's about a paragraph of information in any given medical journal (believe me, I've looked), whereas there are sometimes dozens or even hundreds of pages or entire books dedicated to other illnesses.

I guess my bottom line is: you're fine, like all of us, including me, who have had this fear. :)

- Andrew
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Re: Really scared naegleria fowleri help
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2014, 04:49:10 AM »
Thank you :)
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